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Call for Conference Committee Volunteers

The #ODN18 Conference Planning Committee is looking for volunteers to join our planning committee.  Join a diverse group of caring, motivated and talented OD scholar-practitioners as we build on the energy from ODN conferences past, to co-craft a rich and valuable experience for the conference, and our field, ahead.

Here are the volunteer roles we are seeking to fill:

Student Liaison

This role will:

  • Ensure solicitations for Student Sessions are aligned to the conference theme
  • Balance inclusion elements of our diverse population in the selection
  • Develop a committee and a network for proposal review leveraging the 2018 conference process
  • Complete Student proposal review and presenter selections on time to enable appropriate promotion of the sessions

Fun in Learning Lead (formally known as the Frivolity Chair)

If we learned one thing from past conferences, it is the need to incorporate laughter, song, and dance into the mix of our gathering – both formally, as part of plenaries, and informally such as after hour dance parties or the like. As OD professionals, we often encourage a sense of balance within the systems we work with. That is the intent of this role for both the Committee and ultimately for the conference. This role will:

  • Surface the wild and crazy ideas
  • Ensure the efforts are in keeping with the integrity of the Network and the Conference
  • Ensure inclusion and accessibility for all
  • Coordinate logistics and support needs through Staff
  • Introduce innovative networking opportunities
  • Keep it light and ensure we don’t take ourselves too seriously

Stakeholder Engagement Lead

This role will:

  • Expand the scope of our stakeholders (vendors, corporate markets, members, etc.)
  • Explore visibility of the conference to the different stakeholders
  • Create a marketing plan to target and engage the various stakeholders
  • Provide marketing content

Local Ambassadors

This role is intended for a member of the regional OD Network Chapter or a National member resident in the geographic area of the conference. Must be from the Washington DC area, ideally would be someone who is a local regional network member (i.e.: CBODN) who is connected with the OD community AND businesses in the area. Responsibilities for this role include:

  • Bringing a local element to the conference to expose attendees to the region
  • Coordinating local tourism and visitor information
  • Identifying key regional “players” and encouraging their support and participation
  • Promoting Regional attendance at the conference
  • Providing guidance on local flair restaurants and regional highlights

Interested in one of these opportunities? Complete the Volunteer Interest Form or contact TalentConnect@odnetwork.org. Please note that volunteering with the OD Network is a member benefit.

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